my dad gave me one a few weeks ago and they're very durable, it was used as a fighting knife in India I believe. I was suprised when I cut down two trees about a foot in diameter like they were nuthin' and the one I have has a blade only a foot long.
The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle.
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i have also one of these...and in the sheave there are 2 small ones... i was led to belive that they were used by a indian tribe..and once they have been drawn the tribe member would not ut them back inless there was blood on the blad. therefore if they did not kill a peron or cut a person they would usethe smaller nife to draw there own blood.
Quite an intimidating looking weapon. Something not mention in the article, is that it was a tradition among the Ghurka that once un-sheathed, the weapon couldn't be sheathed without first drawing blood.